Aloha ʻOe, Oregon Big-Leaf Maple, Chapter Four

The tree-cutting was getting harder now, since some of the easier branches were already down.

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Speaking of Tiny Waists…

After writing last night’s post, I suddenly remembered a photo of one of my grandma’s with that kind of waist. Probably corseted to the max, but still.

This photo was taken shortly after she came to the United States. I’m trying hard to trace her family, but am finding it very difficult.

Annie Sax Friedman circa 1912

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Old Photos from Nolemana’s ʻOhana

I’ve been sorting through envelopes and scanning old photos while preparing the next tree-cutting post. I’v been meaning to scan these for years. It’s really interesting to see the old photos; some I’m having to send to relatives to see if they can identify them, because I have no clue who the people are.

Like this one: all I really know is that it’s Nolemana’s side of the family, back in Indiana, I think.

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Throwback Photos

I was doing some sorting through stuffs today, and while doing so, I found some old photos that were pretty bittersweet. Like this one, of Rayado and Como Se. They’re resting in the forest…and do you see Lani napping right near them? She was our very first Livestock Guardian Dog. A Maremma; the breed is originally from Italy.

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Aloha ʻOe, Oregon Big-Leaf Maple, Chapter Chree

So after lunch, they were back at it again.

I’ll start with a video or two; I get plenny!

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Aloha ʻOe, Oregon Big-Leaf Maple Driveway Tree, Chapter Two

This guy. He was like a monkey up there.  No fear, just climbing from limb to limb.

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Cloud Face

K’den, this is what I was seeing on Wednesday. See it? Looks like a really mean face. And sticking out his tongue, too.

 

 

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